Disney adults cross the line from interest to obsession

The air is whimsical and full of magic, while the glorious castle designated to only Cinderella is a point of excellence and awe. Mickey and Minnie’s ears are sprinkled amongst the heads of visitors scattered through the numerous parks of this magical land called Disney. 

Disney parks are present throughout many states as well as countries in the world. Child-like behavior is widely expressed and each destination provides a differing aspect of fantasy and whimsy. However, there is a certain point outside of Disney where these behaviors should no longer be acceptable. 

That point comes along when my social media pages begin to be devoured by middle-aged men and women expressing their over-exaggerated love for the Disney fandom, and I am not at all a fan.

Being a largely popular community of adults—more like an intensive cult—Disney adults obsess and fiend over Disney collectibles, stuffed animals, souvenirs, ears, and even pins.”

Not that it was originally created to cater to a certain niche of people called children, but after giving birth, Disney should have become a location for kids to celebrate, not adults to gallivant around on their own. 

Disney adults are actually quite common—I know a few too many, and it’s a little strange. Although having a love for the kiddish lifestyle is completely normal and acceptable, when life becomes a cluster and collage of all things Moana and Beauty and the Beast, there needs to be a quick change to divert the abnormality that comes along with this niche of people. 

Being a largely popular community of adults—more like an intensive cult—Disney adults obsess and fiend over Disney collectibles, stuffed animals, souvenirs, ears, and even pins. 

This term became wildly popularized and known over the past few years, especially during quarantine, because of the fact this sick group of people were most likely having withdrawals and took their obsessive personalities to the internet. 

They are more insane than the Mad Hatter and borderline to the point where every aspect of their lives come down to the decorations masking their house, doused in Walt Disney memorabilia. Pictures of Cinderella and Mickey set into little frames are compiled into small collections throughout the houses of most Disney addicts I know, some even named their pets after their most beloved and favorite characters. 

It’s wildly strange due to the fact that Disney should just be fantasized by children. The parks are exciting and fascinating to visit regardless of age, and Disney states that their destinations are for everyone, and they are. But it should not be to the extent of dressing up as a stormtrooper in the one hundred degree Florida heat to meet child-idolized characters. 

Overall, they just emit an extremity of uncomfortable and uneasy vibes. In other words, Disney adults are positively terrifying. It feels as though they are lacking the ability in their lives to grow up and plead to remain children forever. Viewing this group from the outside, some don’t take it as a fetish and borderline terrifying personality trait, but more so brush it off as an obsessional love like some have for things such as coin or shoe collecting. Yet the whole niche together just seems so off and horrifying. Disney parks are a place for children to fantasize about their favorite characters, not for adults to relive their childhood 365 days a year.